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Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation

Overview
Works: 1,045 works in 1,439 publications in 1 language and 22,212 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Bibliographies  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Periodicals 
Roles: Former owner, Publisher, Other, Editor
Classifications: E59.A7, 970.1
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Most widely held works about Heye Foundation Museum of the American Indian
 
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Most widely held works by Heye Foundation Museum of the American Indian
Two Leggings : the making of a Crow warrior by Two Leggings( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an unusual document describing, at first hand, an American Indian's daily existence in the last century, this volume breathes life into a wealth of information usually found only in monographs. Tow Leggings, an aged Crow Indian of the upper Missouri, was interviewed shortly before his death in 1923 by a representative of New York's Museum of the American Indian. The field manuscript then lay in the museum's vaults for nearly half a century. Mr. Nabokov, now a research associate of the museum, was asked by its director to tell Two Leggings' story as the old warrior himself told it and to place the episodes in historical and cultural perspective. Incessant forays against enemy tribes for scalps and horses, Sun Dances in which performers pierced their breast muscles with wooden skewers, battlefield competition and wife-stealing between rival military societies, the complex religious relationship between vision fasts, medicine bundles, and a war raid's outcome--all these and more are vividly re-created as Two Leggings experienced them; and in the telling the key motivating processes of Crow male life are understood. The book's drama turns on Two Leggings' consuming ambition to become a "pipeholder," or war leader. A pauper-orphan in his youth, he strove impetuously for renown but was gradually forced to conform to tribally accepted methods of achieving tribally instilled goals. A penetrating and illuminating record of a way of life now vanished, Two Leggings' story is a primary source for understanding, and witnessing in action, the religious and social values of a Plains Indian people
The false faces of the Iroquois by William N Fenton( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian art of the Americas : [a touring exhibition] by Heye Foundation Museum of the American Indian( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copan, home of the Mayan gods by Francis Robicsek( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian notes by Heye Foundation Museum of the American Indian( )

in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native Americans on film and video( Book )

in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Wyandott Mission, at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, under the direction of the Methodist Episcopal Church by James B Finley( )

2 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reverend Finley's work at the Mission began in 1819. It has been generally overlooked as an important item of Afro-Americana. For five years, John Stewart, an African apostle struggled and wrought alone, until the Methodist authorities recognized his labors, and assumed their jurisdiction
The story of the Indian by George Bird Grinnell( Book )

4 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written at the turn of the century by the founder of the National Audubon Society, Story of the Indian is an attempt to preserve the picturesque and original aspects of our western development when the figures of the real west were the Indian, the explorer, the soldier, the miner, the ranchman, the trapper and the railroad worker. As a famed explorer, naturalist and pioneer conservationist, George Bird Grinnell's knowledge of the west was gained by true-life experiences in ranching, mining and Indian life between Sonora and Vancouver, Texas and Dakota
Geronimo's story of his life by Geronimo( Book )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oklahoman S.M Barret wrote down and edited Apache Chief Geronimo's story of his life
Indian notes and monographs( )

in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Tecumseh, and his brother the prophet : with a historical sketch of the Shawanoe Indians by Benjamin Drake( Book )

4 editions published between 1841 and 1850 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic art : Eskimo ivory by James G. E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition of Eskimo ivory carvings held at the Museum of the American Indian. The carvings range in age from the first millennium B.C. to the 20th century
Ancient America, in notes on American archaeology by John D Baldwin( Book )

4 editions published between 1871 and 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spiro mound collection in the Museum by Edwin Kenneth Burnett( Book )

3 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian battles, captivities, and adventures. From the earlest period to the present time by John Frost( )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suggested Nicaraguan pottery sequence based on the museum collection by Lydia L Wyckoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian notes and monographs by Heye Foundation Museum of the American Indian( )

in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian history for young folks by Francis S Drake( )

3 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherokee and earlier remains on upper Tennessee River by M. R Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book by Mary Raymond Harrington making the case for ancient inhabitation by the Cherokee in the Tennessee River area. It is more widely believed that the Cherokee did not arrive in that area until the 15th century, but Harrington makes an interesting case based on extensive archaeological evidence and burial mounds
 
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Two Leggings : the making of a Crow warrior
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Ancient America, in notes on American archaeology
Alternative Names

controlled identityHeye Museum

Heye Museum

Museum of the American Indian.

Museum of the American Indian-Heye foundation

New York (City) Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation

NMAI

Smithsonian institution, National museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian museum of the American Indian

Languages
English (193)